Key Takewaways from the Network Automation Journey at Netflix

  • Don’t reinvent the wheel
  • Start simple and iterate
  • Start with usecases with more pain and less control over the problem
  • Pay special attention to the usability of your product
  • Push for changing the culture
  • Find sponsors for features - who will be more involved
  • Implement best practices through a carefully designed interface instead of documentation
  • Discourage anti-patterns - long term mitigation instead of fixing the root-cause

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